restartd(8) process checker and/or reloader


Restartd is a daemon for checking running and not running processes. It reads the /proc directory every n seconds and does a POSIX regexp on the process names. You can execute a script or a program if the process is or is not running.

For executing, restard uses system(3).

For logging, restartd using syslog with LOG_INFO and LOG_ERR facilities.


restartd follows the GNU command line syntax.
-h, --help
Displays a little help.
-v, --version
Show the version number and quit.
-d, --debug
Add very limited debugging.
-i --interval
The process check interval in seconds. The default is 20.
-c --config
Use a different configuration file instead of /etc/restartd.conf.
-f --foreground
Run restartd in foreground without detaching from the controlling terminal.


This manual page was written by Tibor Koleszar <[email protected]> and updated by Aurélien GÉRÔME <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system.

Last modify: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 22:42:57 +0200